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Church and Union - Charleston

4.5
4.5
6289 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A 5th Street Group concept. Church and Union serves New American cuisine in a casual yet refined atmosphere. Cutting-edge design, stellar service, and world-class food by Top Chef Alum Chef Jamie Lynch and Executive Chef Alex Spencer are all part of the Church and Union experience. Located in a 105-year-old church. The patio is weather dependant.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 134 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 937-8666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alex Spencer

  • Private party facilities

    Whether an intimate dinner party or an extravagant gala for 250 or more, our team can create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Please contact our sales team for details and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Sales Manager: (844) 872-6475

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    N. Market Street and East Bay Street

  • Parking details

    Parking can be found on the street at meters or in approved parking lots around the area

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Wednesday's 6PM-10PMLate Night DJ 1Saturday's: 10PM -2AM

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • 3-Course Thanksgiving Dinner | $70 per person

    $70.00 per person

    Nov 24, 2022 only
    Please join us for a 3-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving Day menu. The price will be $70 per person and $30 for children 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity. Our regular a la carte menu will not be available. We do have a 24 hour $25 cancelation fee for the holiday. We look forward to celebrating with you and your family.

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What 6,289 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Charleston

    Good for Groups

  • Charleston

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  1. f

    francescaz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must see! Outstanding food and the resteraunt itself is so cool. Not to mention the service was excellent!
  2. OC

    OCTMONT

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service indifferent. Many items not available.
  3. DM

    DeanneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. The service is top notch along with the decor. The hummus is very good. The braided Ravioli was amazing. The coating on the chicken was really good, the actually chicken was a little dry. Overall we loved the experience and would definitely go back!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 1 day agoDeanneM, thank you so much for leaving a review! We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us and hope to CU again soon!

  4. KM

    KatharineM

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, an outstanding meal and outstanding service!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 1 day agoKatharineM, thank you for coming in! We hope to have you back in again soon!

  5. NY

    NYC2CLT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were top notch. A beautiful place to dine in Charleston!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 1 day agoNYC2CLT, we are so happy you decided to come in! Thank you for your review and we hope you dine with us again soon!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience! Our server was AMAZING and the food was so delicious.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 1 day agoThank you so much!

  7. C

    Cynthia

    Charleston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were excellent as always. This is one of our favorite, go to, restaurants.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 1 day agoCynthia, thank you for your review! We can't wait to CU again!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is great, the staff is awesome and the food was timely and delicious. It’s a fun place to eat, drink and socialize.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 1 day agoThank you! We hope to CU again soon! (:

  9. SH

    SteveH

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was great, service terribe, and so noisy that my wife and I could not hear each other speaking across from each other. Our waiter came by once after our order was placed; others had to fill our waters and go find him to give us our check. We were there for a birthday celebration and no recognition of that fact, even though my wife asked if anything wasdone for birthdays, nit even have a happy birthday!
  10. KM

    KimmyM

    Atlanta

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We went on my Bachelorette trip here. I was really excited to eat here and was very disappointed. We had someone tell the waiter about a severe allergy and when the food came out they items were still there. The waiter kept rolling his eyes and didn’t check on us.
  11. I

    Irishteacher

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was excellent! The service was good. Had to ask for water to be refilled and we were sort of rushed to order. It’s very loud. The server said it’s too loud and asked me to repeat what I said. It is not relaxed fine dining for the price. The inside is beautifully done. We had the chorizo meatballs which were excellent . The scallops were good, but I only four scallops for $38 with hardly anything else on the plate. The halibut was very good.
  12. R

    Ron2

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Perfect food and setting for date night. Definitely recommend.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 1 day agoRon2, thank you for your review! We couldn't be happier you enjoyed your experience with us!

  13. I

    Irish

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, interesting ambiance, nice menu and delicious food, excellent service.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for your review, we hope to CU again soon!

  14. NT

    NTar

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were fantastic! Interesting and fun ambiance but the noise level is extremely high… need some acoustic dampers to tone it down a bit.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 6 days agoNTar, thank you for your review!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried this restaurant for dinner on our girls trip. It was amazing. Service was top notch. The location is beautiful and the food was delicious, timely and thoughtfully plated. We would highly recommend!!!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for your review! We hope to CU again soon!

  16. S

    Sullivan

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very beautiful and unique setting for a restaurant. Great menu, excellent service by Rhett. Would recommend checking it out!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 7 days agoHi Sullivan! So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience a Church and Union. I'll make sure to pass this along to your server, Rhett and the rest of the CU team. Cheers!

  17. LD

    LocalDiner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The salad was ok. Then I ordered salmon which was "well done" to say the least and had hardly any of the pecan crusting on top. The sides were unremarkable, especially as they were undercooked. As for the chocolate mousse cake, the topping was good but the cake itself was absolutely dry. The chairs were uncomfortable. The waitress took so long to come back and pick up our final check that we just left our signed receipts and walked out. It was extremely noisy which made it difficult to carry on a conversation. I had heard really great things about your restaurant and was very disappointed.
  18. s

    serob

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went during Restaurant Week and the price was very reasonable. The food was superb and the presentation was very appealing. Our server was pleasant and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 6 days agoserob, thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed dining with us during restaurant week, we hope to CU again soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cool setting!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for your review, we hope to CU again soon!

  20. JS

    JamieS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place great server and food was fantastic

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 7 days agoHi Jamie! Thanks for your review. I'll make sure to pass this review along to our CU team. We hope to have you join us again soon!

  21. LD

    LoisD

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Church and Union was fabulous! Ambiance and decor were incredible, service was spectacular, and brunch was delicious! Highly recommend!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for your review, Lois! We're so glad you enjoyed brunch with us and hope to have you back in for lunch or dinner soon!

  22. CW

    ChristieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Cesar was great! Very attentive and gave fantastic recommendations. Super cool atmosphere.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 7 days agoHi Christie! Thank you so much for your review. I'll make sure to pass this review along to Cesar and the rest of the Church and Union team.

  23. GB

    GeraldB

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great selection of starters, salads, and entries. The service was outstanding. My only issue was my steak came perfectly cooked, but over-salted by the kitchen. An extremely pleasant surprise was the 50% discount for uniformed military personnel!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 6 days agoGeraldB, thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed dining with us and hope to CU again soon!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely come back!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for your review! (:

  25. SM

    SusanM04

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Saturday brunch. Cool place. Service was good for how busy they were. Food was very disappointing for cost. Did not think a breakfast sandwich would be difficult. Cold eggs and overcooked sausage with cold seasoned potatoes. Next time, I would just go for a cocktail.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Service speed needs serious improvement. Food was decent but not hot. The drawing point is really the ambiance
  27. AL

    AnnL

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We enjoyed our lunch at Church and Union-some of the food (pimento cheese, watermelon gazpacho) was excellent and the rest was good. The setting is unique and interesting. There were a number of large parties there at the same time which made conversation difficult.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 7 days agoHi Ann, thank you for joining us for lunch! We appreciate your review and we hope you'll return and join us for dinner or brunch next time. Cheers!

  28. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The surroundings made the whole experience memorable. Our waiter was great, explaining the history of the establishment and being at attentative to our needs.
  29. KC

    KazC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was excellent...ambience and service top notch.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 7 days agoHi Kaz! We're so happy your experience was excellent. We hope to CU again soon!

  30. CE

    CarolynE

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the restaurant week menu. Great ambiance! A little loud and dark (our neighbors used their phone to read the menu) but that is the vibe.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded on September 16, 2022Carolyn, thanks for stopping by for restaurant week! We hope to CU again soon!

  31. F

    Faith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited during restaurant week. The ambience was so unique and classy. The food was absolutely delicious - I had the duck breast, heart of romaine salad and the key lime tart. And the Azalea Blossom cocktail I had was very tasty and refreshing.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded on September 16, 2022Faith, thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us and hope to CU again soon!

  32. SR

    StacyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Building is beautiful. Good was great but very pricey. Dessert was beautifully plated but way to expensive for the size. As more people came in, it became very loud....almost too much to handle
  33. JV

    JohnV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went during restaurant week so food was a good value. Portions aren't huge but big enough with 3 courses. Taste and presentation great. Ambiance very cool in old church but noisy due to high ceiling. Our waiter Sam was excellent.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded on September 16, 2022John, thank you for your review! We will make sure to pass your message along to Sam and are so happy you enjoyed dining with us!

  34. KE

    KEMcA

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I ordered from the three course Restaurant Week menu. The bison tartare was a good start. The meat itself was a bit bland, but the huckleberries and other additions added a nice flavor. The pecan crusted salmon was delicious. The skin crisp as a chip yet the fish cooked perfectly. The salmon set atop a peach beurre monte, wilted kale, beluga lentils and roasted green kabocha which added layers of flavor and texture to make this an outstanding dish. The raspberry lemon cake was quite small and though flavorful, I didn't detect the flavor of lemon. Raspberry overwhelmed it. Our service was excellent! Though the interior of Church and Union is charming and historical, it was so loud that the decibels had to be very high.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded on September 16, 2022KEMcA, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We hope to CU again soon!

  35. AS

    AmandaS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super great restaurant week menu! Only con was limited gluten free items on the restaurant week menu; still the gluten free choices were delicious!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded on September 16, 2022Amanda, thank you for your review! We are so glad you had a great dining experience with us and hope to CU again soon!

  36. T

    Thomas

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great food, ambience, and staff, but after not having it entrees 20 minutes after the table next to us got theirs, we were told the kitchen actually lost our ticket altogether. Appreciated the honesty, and it’s Restaurant Week, so I get it. They comped us champagne, but the very last entrees we’re the only complaint. Staff was great!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded on September 16, 2022Thomas, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we appreciate your patience and understanding during busy times. We hope to have you back in again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a large group with a variety of specific needs including dietary restrictions and two young children, and the restaurant staff was incredibly accommodating and friendly. We did the restaurant week prix fix menu and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. We came to Charleston for a family vacation and we would definitely return to Church and Union the next time we’re here!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for your kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience at CU and hope to have you back in next time you visit Charleston! (:

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  39. KC

    KathyC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was amazing! Decor/atmosphere, bar had great drinks, food amazing and waiter Cesar was excellent!

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded on September 14, 2022Thanks so much Kathy! Hope to CU again soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and great food.

    Church and Union - CharlestonResponded 6 days agoThank you so much! We hope to CU again soon!

FAQs

Church and Union - Charleston is rated 4.5 stars by 6289 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 134 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Church and Union - Charleston

32B North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29407

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Market Street and East Bay Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking can be found on the street at meters or in approved parking lots around the area

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Spencer

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Wednesday's 6PM-10PMLate Night DJ 1Saturday's: 10PM -2AM

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 937-8666

  • Private party facilities

    Whether an intimate dinner party or an extravagant gala for 250 or more, our team can create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Please contact our sales team for details and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Sales Manager: (844) 872-6475

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